Experience the breathtaking wonders of nature near home! Discover beautiful forests, National Parks, and family-friendly trails in Kentucky and Indiana. From Mammoth Cave to Hemlock Cliffs, explore rock formations, waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. Enjoy Yellow Creek Park's outdoor activities and Bernheim Arboretum's majestic trails. Plan an unforgettable day trip filled with adventure and natural beauty.
If you're truly looking for a path less traveled, there is one in Missouri you need to consider. It's been named one of the best off-the-beaten path parks in the state and I'm convinced that's not wrong as it's full of streams and waterfalls.
I'm a big fan of fire towers. The idea of being a watchout in the Missouri wilderness is a bucket list thing. However, even though there is a fire tower in Missouri you can hike to, don't even think of climbing it.
Normally, the more beautiful the hike the more difficult it is to do. This Illinois hike is the exception. It's a short hike that just about anyone can do, but it takes you through scenic and massive rock canyon walls.
If you don't mind being a little daring, there's a hike you can do in Illinois that will take you across one of the most scenic structures in the state. It's a 90 foot stone bridge and there are no railings to hold onto.